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Post by topcat96 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:56 pm

Just getting back into the beeb swing of things after far too much time away playing with C64's, Amiga's and PC's

Been a reader of the forum though for quite a while and learning more and more.

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Post by topcat96 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:09 pm

Hello topcat96, nice to have you onboard!

Why thank you topcat96, it's a pleasure to be here.

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Nice to see somebody here at least has some manners :D

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Post by Dave Footitt » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:41 pm

Hehe you mentioned Amiga/C64, probably people didn't read further ;)

Nice to have you aboard chief

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Post by topcat96 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:35 pm

Thanks Dave :)

Out of all the computers I've had cause to deal with, I still rate the BBC B as #1 on the list. It is easy to program, easy to design and to build for. Everything is there for the end user, built-in and ready to go.

None of this 'to run basic, you must load this' stuff ... You're straight in there from the moment of switching on and hearing that reassuring 2-tone beep the beeb is famous for :)

If you were (or are) a BBC BASIC or assembler coder, you were catered for straight off the bat - how many other machines outside the BBC range can boast such attributes? :D

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Post by MartinB » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:42 pm

Hi topcat96.

I had actually spotted your zero feedback :oops: but I also noticed from your other post that you are a RAMagic customer (Yay!) and I thought it would look a bit incestuous if I was first in :). I couldn't actually figure your handle but having seen your self-welcome I now know exactly who you are :wink:.

Anyway, now Dave F has broken the ice (did make me smile Dave), welcome and let's see lot's more of that sharp topcat96 wit!

Also, just between you and me, you can tell these guys all about RAMagic and how it changed your life - they won't believe me :lol:

Martin

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Post by topcat96 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:27 pm

/me gives MartinB a cheery wave and smiles

And you honestly think I'm going to advertise the fact that I can take a PC formatted 720kb 3.5" disk with either a .ssd, .dsd or an .img BBC file and convert it back to the original in about 2 minutes using RAMagic and one single * command???

And (given enough blank disks) could probably convert the ENTIRE STH database of BBC images back to original BBC format in under a day.

And how it comes with its own RTC and non-volitile RAM built-in?

And how it can run a program from said RAM if you choose to such as a menu system, or possibly load a ROM image into sideways RAM or run commands as soon as the BBC is switched on.

Do your own advertising ... you don't pay me enough!

Come to think about it, you don't pay me anything ... hey! lol

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Post by sorvad » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:58 pm

Welcome, your not being ignored, it's that time of year for hols 'n' stuff !

I've found I've loads of posts to read now !

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